Deadly tractor trailer wreck on Thornton Road

8:39 PM, Jul 11, 2012   |    comments
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Two people were killed in a crash involving five vehicles on southbound Thornton Road near I-20.

LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. -- Ten people were hurt and one person was killed in a crash involving a tractor trailer and five cars on Thornton Road (SR 6) late Tuesday morning.

Two soutbound lanes of Thornton Road were closed for more than four hours south of Interstate 20, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Douglas County spokesperson Wes Tallon said three adults and two children were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in serious condition. One of them had to be lifeflighted.

The other five people who were injured were treated on the scene.

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